Computer Science, PhD—Advanced Entry

Academic Requirements for Advanced-Entry PhD in Computer Science

A minimum of 16 semester hours of course work beyond the master’s degree (excluding the six required core courses) is required of all students.

Admission to Candidacy

Refer to the Computer Science, PhD, overview for Admission to Candidacy requirements.

Research/Survey Paper

Refer to the Computer Science, PhD, overview for Research/Survey Paper requirements.

Residency

Refer to the Computer Science, PhD, overview for Residency requirements.

Comprehensive Examination

Refer to the Computer Science, PhD, overview for Comprehensive Examination requirements.

Doctoral Dissertation

Refer to the Computer Science, PhD, overview for Doctoral Dissertation and completion requirements.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Milestones

Qualifying examination and area examination
Annual review
Dissertation proposal
Dissertation committee
Dissertation defense

General Requirements

Complete 16 semester hours of approved course work. Consult your faculty advisor for acceptable courses.

Dissertation

Upon achieving PhD candidacy, complete the following two (repeatable) courses for two consecutive semesters:
CS 9990Dissertation2-4
CS 8982Readings1-8
For remaining semester(s), please complete:
CS 9996Dissertation Continuation0

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

16 total semester hours required
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.500 as well as earn a grade of B or better in each course. 

Minimum overall 3.000 GPA required